Luminancer is a powerful one of a kind video effects app. It's modeled after classic analog synth hardware and is designed for live performances . It could be just the app you need to enhance a live VJ rig, create a music video, or just spend a moment manifesting yourself in the Luminiferous aether

This is the app for masters of lightwave painting.

Luminancer has been in the app store for 5 years and has been recognized for it’s early innovation and high performance. Skilled artists have utilized Luminancer in the flow arts of poi, fire, and hoop dancing. Luminancer can be found in use on the stage for headliner bands at major musical festivals and at the most underground rave parties.

How it works: By overloading the luminance channel with strobing colors and video feedback, Luminancer defines itself as an instrument of abstract video. Luminancer starts with a luminance threshold filter and sends it’s signal down a video processing pipeline modeled after the early innovations and machines of the pioneers of video art.

Luminancer is a truly independent app. It was conceived, developed, and designed by a single real person without any sort of external help or funding. The money raised from this app quite literally goes towards feeding my 2 children thank you and God bless.

What’s New

Version 5.2

- Stability and performance improvements in how we handle importing video.
- Luminancer now supports importing 1080p video!

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Charles Hackley ,

Switches back to square format

cool app, but it switches back constantly to the square video size… how do I make it stay in the wide format???

Eve Severe ,

One of the first and still the best!

Have been using this app since day one and
still use it all the time. The developer gets back with you almost instantly if there’s an issue and there are rarely any issues. The app is cool and easy to navigate and I love the UI.

There’s just something special about this app that allows me to make some really interesting affects.

Granted it doesn’t do everything like some people want it to but unfortunately in the iOS realm you have to use multiple apps sometimes.

I’ve been beta testing apps for over 10 years and I see the work/time that is put into making some of these apps and it is brilliant.

Always a fan of this app and always will be. Thank you for making it and I’ll tell you I still love love love the new icon!!! Sorry about rambling on but if you don’t have this app and you like video effects then this is an app you need in your arsenal!

Thebeginningshaman ,

Videos Zoomed In

Anytime I try to upload a video to add trails it zooms the video in and will not let me zoom out. I don’t think the sliders are “sensitive” enough. Maybe sensitive isn’t the right word. But there’s no good in between trail for what I’m looking for, it’s either too much or too little, and not even the right colors of the LEDs from my prop. I’ve tried downloading and redownloading 4 times in the last few years. I’ve had different iPhones during this as well. I’m not sure what the problem is since so many other people have success with it..but then again others haven’t either soo...

Developer Response ,

Hello Thebeginningshaman,

Luminancer hasn’t changed in this area for some time. So I suspect this may have something to do with the the resolution of the video file. If you could provide me with more information I will figure out what is happening here. Otherwise Luminancer works best with HD resolution videos and we haven’t added support for 4K yet.


App Privacy

The developer, Tron Quixote, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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